The original canvas. The work is in very good overall condition. There are some areas of very faint craquelure, notably in the red dress of the right hand figure. There are a number of what appear to be pin holes visible in the sky. There is a very minor speck of paint loss in the red dress.
UV light inspection reveals no evidence of any retouching or restoration.
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